Crime - Sacto 911

DUI checkpoint planned Saturday night near Arden Fair

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver license checkpoint Saturday night near Arden Fair mall.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing for five to seven hours, motorists in the area of Arden and Challenge ways will be stopped by officers looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment . They also will check to make sure drivers have proper licenses. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate motorists suspected of drug-impaired driving, according to a Police Department news release.

Officials warn that motorists caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol face arrest, including jail time, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.